Title: Mosquito – The Wooden Wonder Aircraft of World War II
Author: Holliday, Joe
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 1970
Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 236 pages
Comments: The story of the de Havilland Mosquito fighter/bomber.
The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was a British multi-role combat aircraft with a two-man crew that served during and after the Second World War. It was one of few operational front-line aircraft of the era constructed almost entirely of wood and was nicknamed “The Wooden Wonder”.
The Mosquito was also known affectionately as the “Mossie” to its crews.riginally conceived as an unarmed fast bomber, the Mosquito was adapted to roles including low to medium-altitude daytime tactical bomber, high-altitude night bomber, pathfinder, day or night fighter, fighter-bomber, intruder, maritime strike aircraft, and fast photo-reconnaissance aircraft. It was also used by the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) as a fast transport to carry small high-value cargoes to, and from, neutral countries, through enemy-controlled airspace.